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>> glor: tonight-- the newly revealed bill cosby court documents. the comedian was able keep them private for a decade. now the details and the public fallout. veterans speak out about donald trump's ugly feud with john mccain and trump's claim that mccain was not a war hero. >> he was a war hero because he was captured. >> glor: police say a drunk driver is responsible for a terrible crash that claimed the lives of at least four young women in new york's wine country. a surfer's harrowing encounter with a shark is captured live during a competition. and at the pinnacle of men's basketball, the woman who is making history. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: hi everyone, i'm jeff glor. this is the western edition of the broadcast. dozens of allegations have been
leveled over the years with more attention in recent months. this weekend, bill cosby in his own words, under oath. details from a deposition are ten years old, but now everyone outside cosby and a few lawyers are seeing them for the first time. here's don dahler. >> reporter: 10 years ago, bill cosby was accused of drugging a molesting a young woman. "the new york times" obtained the transcripts of those four days of interviews. in them cosby admits to having numerous sexual encounters with at least five women and using numerous methods, including drugs, to make those possible. he boasted of his seduction skills. cosby admitted he was able to do it for years by trading exclusive interviews for tabloid silence. the deposition revealed his methods when he met the plaintiff andrea constand, he
invited her to my house talking to her about personal situations dealing with her life, growth, education. cosby, now 78, testified at another time he gave constand 1 1/2 tablets of the allergy medicine benadryl. but constand stated she believed it was a much stronger drug. she said that's when cosby sexually molested her. as was reported earlier this week, cosby obtained prescription quaaludes for a back problem. instead, he gave them to women. the court transcripts reveal his cavalier attitude towards that. "the same as a person would, say, have a drink," he said. "when you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?" the lawyer asked. "yes," cosby answered. he admitted to offering constand money for education because he was afraid she would go public. the comedian, who has been married to camille cosby since 1964, recounted meeting a model in the 1980s.
he asked about her father, who had died of cancer. "did you ask her those questions because you wanted to have sexual contact with her," the lawyer asked? "yes," cosby answered. despite a parade of accusers cosby has never been criminally charged. he is, however, facing numerous lawsuits, including two defamation suits. cbs legal analyst rikki klieman. >> it does put cosby in some legal jeopardy because this is an admission and we do know that the defamation lawsuits are still pending in massachusetts. it could be introduced as an admission. >> reporter: when he settled the lawsuit with constand for an undisclosed sum, the stories of 13 women who were set to testify that they too were molested by cosby were left untold, until that is this recent rash of allegations resurfaced. >> glor: thank you very much. the family of the gunman in the chattanooga shootings is speaking out for the first time since the attack that killed four marines and a sailor. here's jericka duncan.
>> reporter: late last night the parents of 24-year-old muhammad youssef abdulazeez released a statement saying -- "there are no words to describe our shock, horror and grief. the person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved. for many years, our son suffered from depression." federal investigators say they have received nearly 250 leads but abdulazeez recently visited this nearby public gun range where anyone with or without a license can go to practice shooting. among the weapons abdulazeez had with him at the time of the shootings were an ak-47, an ar- 15 assault rifle and a .45 caliber handgun. >> he dreamed of becoming a drill sergeant. >> reporter: church services honored the victims of the shootings. late this afternoon, police escorted the hearse carrying randall smith to the airport. meanwhile, people who knew abdulazeez continued to wonder
what they missed. afzal sheikh who asked us not to show his face on camera regularly saw abdulazeez and his family at the mosque they attend. >> why did he do it? i just don't make any sense. >> reporter: did he seem depressed? his family said he suffered from depression. >> reporter: the only chattanooga police officer to be injured in the shooting, daniel padigo, is doing well. according to his family, the husband and father of four is in good spirits. >> glor: jericka duncan, thank you. george h.w. bush is out of the hospital today. he broke a bone in his neck. at 91, mr. bush uses a wheelchair to get around and suffers from parkinsons but he has stayed active and is
expected to make a full recovery. donald trump is trying to recover from remarks he made yesterday about john mccain. but trump says he's not saying sorry. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: here's what donald trump had to say today when asked if he needed to apologize to senator john mccain. >> you know, not at all. when i left the room, it was a total standing ovation. it was wonderful to see. nobody was insulted. >> reporter: but his republican rivals and party officials say otherwise. >> what he said yesterday, of course, is offensive about john mccain and inaccurate about john mccain. but it actually is offensive to all p.o.w.s. >> he needs to apologize to senator mccain and all the other men and women who have worn the uniform. >> donald trump, you're fired. (laughter) >> reporter: for weeks republicans had been struggling to confront the billionaire firebrand acknowledging trump's verbal grenades had landed with a section of the party sending him surging in the polls. >> they're bringing crime. they're rapists.
i would build a wall the likes of which nobody has ever seen before. jeb bush, let's say he's president. ay-yi-yi. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured, okay? i hate to say it. >> reporter: now they say insulting a tortured prisoner of war has crossed the line. and at today's vfw convention in pittsburgh, veterans weighed in. >> it offends every veteran. >> he was wrong, totally wrong. you got senator mccain, you know, any veteran that served in the service, especially a p.o.w., really is a great hero. >> reporter: republicans say their trump problem will now take care of itself, but that doesn't mean he's going away anytime soon. at least not before the first debate next month. >> i'm real comfortable being on the stage with him and confronting him on a host of issues that he's just wrong on. >> reporter: republican strategists tell us they think
this is the beginning of the end for trump's candidacy, but they don't expect him to go quietly. still, it will take a few days to see how these latest comments are affecting him in the polls. jeff? >> glor: julianna, thank you. cuba is opening an embassy for the first time in over 50 years just blocks from the white house. and cuba's flag will be raised at the u.s. state department. cuba hopes the restored relations helps end the u.s. embargo. a 60-today review with the nuclear deal with iran. the huge consumer market once sanctions are lifted. here to explain, cbs' jill schlesinger. good to see you. the first point to talk about here is the oil markets. >> reporter: iran has the fourth largest proven oil reserve in the world. so what they're going to start to do if this deal gets signed is they're going to sell what's ever in storage or sitting in tankers. could take a couple of years though, for them to restart operations in the field. that said, just the notion of
that additional supply coming online, crude oil down 10% in the last two weeks. >> glor: now prospects for other american businesses? >> reporter: there are big companies already doing business in iran, whether it's g.e. or coca-cola and in the world of the current situation. but with the sanctions being reduced, consumer companies, whether it's apple, boeing, i'm sure would like to really get in there and replace this aging fleet, some pharmaceutical companies, carmakers. there are 80 million people in iran. 60% of them are under the age of 30, and they tend to really like western brands. so there's a great opportunity there. >> glor: that said, there are some potential dangers and complications to doing business there. >> reporter: yes. this snap-back provision is really scary to businesses. and what it means is if iran does not comply, all those sanctions go back into effect, so if you're a risk averse as a company, you may not want to commit a lot of money and energy to this process if it's going to be reversed.
i should also note that iran is a tough place to do business anyway. it is 130th on the world bank's ease of doing business list. i don't know what 129 is, but 130's pretty bad. >> glor: not a great place to be. jill, thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you. >> glor: a trip to a winery on the east end of new york's long island ended with a terrible tragedy this weekend when police say a drunk driver slammed into a limo carrying a bride-to-be and others. meg oliver has more. >> reporter: the crash scene on eastern long island shows the stretch limo crushed, a passenger door ripped off the car. four young women inside were killed. suffolk county assistant district attorney elizabeth miller. >> it was a bride. she survived and a group of friends. it was a group of women celebrating an upcoming wedding. >> reporter: it happened saturday evening. the driver and seven women were returning from a vineyard in the wine country. police say as the limo attempted a u-turn, a red pickup barreled into its side. police say three of the women
died on impact. two others were hospitalized with serious injuries. the victims from new york include 23-year-old britney shulman of smithtown, 23-year- old amy grabina from commack stephanie belly from kings park, and lauren baruch from smithtown. the driver of the pickup, 55- year-old steve romeo, was arrested for drunk driving. he was arraigned sunday on $1 million bond. his lawyer, daniel o'brien. >> tragic event. condolences to all the families that are involved. >> reporter: the driver of the limousine, 58-year-old carlos pino was also hospitalized. he will not face charges. the limousine company released this statement: "this was a tragic accident on what should have been a happy day for a group of young women. we pray for the victims and for the families as they go through this unimaginable time." the crash was so violent, it nearly cut the limo in half. the district attorney told meto he's looking to upgrade those charges against the truck driver. jeff? >> glor: meg, thank you. one of the world's top surfers
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>> reporter: becky hammon paces the sidelines. she is fully in charge. but also feeling the weight of history. >> this is just kind of throwing me into the fire a little bit. >> reporter: hammon has been constantly proving herself. out of college, every wnba team passed on her. >> you've got to be persistent and resilient. and whether it be people not drafting me, trading me, people telling me i'm not good enough to be on their team. >> reporter: she eventually convinced teams to give her a tryout and went on to become a seven-time all-star in the wnba. hammon, who's 5'6", always held her ground. is all of that resistance that you pushed through, is that what made you who you are? >> i wouldn't change any of it. me tearing my acl landed me in the film room of the spurs.or >> reporter: spurs coach gregg popovich knew all about hammon who had played eight years in san antonio. they often discussed basketball strategy.
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female coach and just call her coach. >> i don't want to downplay the significance of it. because it is a big deal. i get that. but i also want it to be known i was hired because i was qualified. >> reporter: her actions on the court speak for themselves. carter evans, cbs news, las vegas. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs, "60 minutes" and first thing tomorrow "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor in new york. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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